Supported by a team of volunteers, the UK Hand Knitting Team teaches knitting and crochet free of charge at The Knitting & Stitching Show. Drop in and their team of experts will do their best to get you started or help you with any knitting or crochet conundrums you might be having.

Scarf Knitting Workshop – FREE

At noon every day come and take part in the scarf making workshop in the drop in area in aid of the BBC Knit for North Yorkshire campaign. Come along and learn the basics of how-to make a scarf with our resident knitting doctor. You can also pick up a PDF of how to make a scarf to take away with you so you can finish your scarf after the session.

What is Knit for North Yorkshire?

Knit for North Yorkshire is a campaign run in partnership with BBC Radio York. The aim of the campaign is to distribute scarves this Winter to the people who need them most.  Knit for Yorkshire have set a challenge to collect 1,000 scarves. They can be any size, any pattern, knitted or crochet (even the occasional snood or shawl is allowed).
Once collected, they will go to Age UK, food banks, and various homelessness charities who will distribute them to the people they work with.

Knitted Stockings

Knit or crochet a stocking for our Christmas appeal. Drop of your knitted stockings at the drop in knitting and crochet area. These will be sold at the show to raise money for Mind a mental health charity that is known to use craft to tackle health issues.